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Hundreds Participate in Alzheimer’s Walk

Cambridge Hills Assisted Living of Pittsboro joined forces with Galloway Ridge at Fearrington recently to raise awareness of and funding for the research, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias – an effort that reportedly raised more than $11,000.

One-hundred percent of donations stay in North Carolina to assist families affected by dementia, according to organizers, and 100 percent of funds designated for research are allocated to discovering the treatment and causes of Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias.

Hundreds reportedly came out to walk on September 29, beginning at the corners of the Central Carolina Community College and Pittsboro Community Library, after participating in a warm-up exercise led by Duke Center for LIving Health & Fitness. As the walk progressed, the water stations were manned by the Chatham County Senior Center and Walker Lambe PLLC.

Participants helped the effort to raise awareness and funds to provide services and programs, such as an 800 Helpline, more than 100 support groups, education and training opportunities for families and professionals, a lending library of books and videos, a family resource center, free information packets, individual and family counseling, a newsletter and emergency respite, organizers noted.

Coordinators credited the leaders of this endeavor, Julie Brown, administrator of Cambridge Hills Assisted Living in Pittsboro, and Pat Richardson, Director of Community Relations at Galloway Ridge at Fearrington in Pittsboro, with helping exceed the fundraising goal of $10,000.

Location : Pittsboro, NC

Source: Herald Special

Contact Information : Pat Richardson, Galloway Ridge